Odia jawan among 5 CRPF men killed in Pulwama attack

Jan 01, 2018, 01:11
Odia jawan among 5 CRPF men killed in Pulwama attack

Initially, Rising Kashmir had reported that "three militants" were killed. The incident happened at around 2:10 am at Lethpora.In a similar attack on the CRPF in August, eight security personnel lost their lives when terrorists targeted a district police complex in Pulwama. The terrorists opened fire and launched grenade in the camp.

A gun battle began between the sentry personnel at the CRPF base and JeM militants as armed forces retaliated as soon as the attack took place. The raid had come in retaliation to the killing of four Indian soldiers, including a Major, by Pakistani troops in Keri sector last week.

Earlier, confirming the storming of the militants into the centre, Director General of Police Dr S P Vaid said "Yes, the challenge in Kashmir has always been there". Two militants were killed and reports said one more is in the building that was being hit by heavy weapons. Later two others were also killed in addition to the one who suffered cardiac arrest.

The CRPF says that the fidayeens managed to enter the Lethpora camp at 0210 hours on Sunday. They (militants) were trying.

According to emerging reports, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen hand suspected behind the attack.

The attack comes five days after the JEM Commander Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noor Trali was killed in an encounter at Samboora in Pulwama district.

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